The Philippines, by Cris Tagupa

November 6, 2020

Get to know the creatives, the connectors and the cornerstones of the Alliance

Editor’s note: When you work with the Alliance, you may only have contact with a couple of people, either coaches or trainers or finance staff. But there is a strong team working behind the scenes to support everything our organization does. We create, we teach, we communicate, we design, we manage and account and engineer … it’s quite an operation. Our new Meet the Alliance profile series will introduce you to the people who make this world go ’round. This week, let’s meet Aidan Ramos.

Aidan Ramos

Aidan Ramos is a project operations specialist who has been with the Alliance for four and a half years. He supports numerous DCYF workforce-related touchpoints including scheduling, class attendance and training reminders. He also collaborates with multiple offices on a priority mandatory course, CAIA, to ensure staff get trained.                                          
Aidan’s journey began with Children’s Administration in 1998, where he started as a temp and then was hired as a clerical staffer. He went on to work as an administrative secretary, administrative assistant, clerical supervisor, office manager, human resource consultant, and then as a Public Disclosure staffer supporting many staff.
Aidan says, “I was always working to support the Children’s Administration mission.”
In 2016, he came to the University, where he started as an administrative secretary for Sandy Kinney (the current associate director) and then later took on his current position.
He has continued to stay connected to the core of the work. “I feel the work we do makes a difference somehow, some way in a child’s life, and that’s why I have worked with (so many child welfare organizations), including the Alliance.”
Outside of work, family is central to Aidan’s life.
“Family is very important to us and I always go the extra mile to make sure a family member is taken care of. I am told it will come back tenfold – I guess time will tell!”
A little more about Aidan:
What’s something unique about you or something people might be surprised by?
My age is something people do a double take on usually!
What’s the most interesting space you’ve worked from home?
The garage! We had kiddos at the house making a Tik Tok video and my 75-year-old mother thought it would be fun to join. So there is a Tik Tok with my parents doing some dances with the kiddos. 
What’s your most-used emoji?
Happy face.
What was your first car?
A low rider!
Who would you invite as your first guest if you had your own late-night talk show?
Bette Midler.
If you were independently wealthy, how would you spend your money?
I would share with my family, by paying off their bills and mine.

What's your favorite music genre or band?
What's your favorite movie, book or board game?
For movie, “Selena.” My favorite game is Monopoly.
What are you binge watching or currently reading?
Watching Netflix’s “Ratched.”
What is your favorite travel destination?
The Philippines.
Pineapple pizza - yes or no?
Yes -- with jalapeños!



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